About charinabrooks

Writer of Finding God in the Ordinary {embracing a God-filled Life}. Capturing life at Life Seeing Lenses. A M.O.M. A wife. A blogger. A self-taught web designer. A full time employee. A Pinay.

Riding Through Life

As I find my way through life, late as it may seem….it’s always the right timing. I may be lacking, I may be behind, but never regretting. I’m pretty sure, all are a blessing!

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Nothing is ever too late.

I never learned how to bike. My brothers didn’t get their first bike until they were in high school. I tried learning. But then, I was told that biking can take away a girl’s virginity and you know how important that was back then? So I quit. That.. and my fear of getting scars on my legs from falling took the best of me as well.

Fast forward to today, I told my husband that I want an old style bike and that I am going to learn how to ride one. And I am serious.

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Which got me to thinking. How much of our life have  we missed because of fear, not knowing any better, or perhaps for always playing it safe? But then again, I know of people who always jump on things, head first. They are not afraid, they think they know…

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Christmas I Remember

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger…..

Growing up, I remember our Christmases were not festive and elaborate. We didn’t get a tree, much less a lighted one until I think I was in my 20’s. I remember helping my Mom make a Christmas Tree, a wreath and a lantern made out of IBM cards. We would hang the wreath by the door, the lantern was hung by the window and we put the tree somewhere in a corner in our house. We would be the ONLY house with decorations like that and it made me feel kinda special! Christmas Eve, we would hang old socks by the window, for Santa to leave us something. In the…

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